Every year Universal Studios Hollywood holds a special star-studded ceremony to kick off their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. The Eyegore Awards honors the top achievements in the horror genre while serving as the launch for the park’s wildly popular scare fest. Think of it as a sort of Kennedy Center Honors meets Fangoria and you get the idea.  However, this year Universal is doing something that it has never done before. They are offering fans a chance to attend this once private event on September 19th.


The 2014 Eyegore Award recipients include

Greg Nicotero

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Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard – © WireImage.com

Multiple Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker and Special Effects Make-Up Supervisor  (“The Walking Dead,” “Galyntine,” “Sin City:  A Dame to Kill For,” “Breaking Bad,” “Pain & Gain,” “Django Unchained,” “Predators,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Piranha 3D”), with the award presented by Chris Hardwick, comedian and host of AMC’s “Talking Dead” and Robert Kirkman, Creator and Executive Producer of “The Walking Dead” and “Outcast.”

Robert Rodriguez


Versatile, award-winning filmmaker and Founder & Chairman of El Rey Network (“Sin City,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Machete,” “Grindhouse”), will accept the award, presented by prolific actor, producer and last year’s “Eyegore Award” recipient, Danny Trejo (“From Dusk ‘Till Dawn,” “Heat,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Machete,” “Machete Kills”).

John Landis

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Photo by Steve Granitz – © WireImage.com

Renowned filmmaker , (“An American Werewolf in London,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Animal House”) will accept the award, presented by seven-time Academy Award®-winning Special Effects Make-Up Artist and previous “Eyegore Award” recipient, Rick Baker (“An American Werewolf in London,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Men in Black,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Wolfman”).



Celebrated Grammy® Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist will also accept the “Eyegore Award.” Hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine SLASH will also release his new album  World on Fire — with his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—on September 16.

Immediately following the “Eyegore Awards” presentation, SLASH, who composed an original score for the “Clowns 3D Music by SLASH” maze, will be joined by Myles Kennedy, to perform the title song from “Nothing Left to Fear,” the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company.

McKenzie Westmore, host of Syfy’s hit TV series, “Face Off,” will serve as the event’s emcee, as she joins Universal Studios Hollywood in celebrating the “Eyegore Awards” for a third consecutive year.

You can attend the “Eyegore Awards” with Purchase of
a Special Add-On Ticket

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood is offering 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans a chance to attend the coveted “Eyegore Awards,” which will feature a roster of today’s leading Hollywood horror icons.




Add-on tickets to attend the 2014 Eyegore Awards will be made available to the first 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans who purchase online HERE The special commemorative add-on ticket will also include a one-time front-of-line access to the Terror Tram.  This is an “add-on” ticket folks. Regular admission into Halloween Horror Nights must also be purchased for Friday, September 19 in addition to your 2014 Eyegore ticket (which is an additional $50).

Halloween Horror Nights dates are as follows: September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, and November 1, 2, 2014.